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Why You Need A Management Degree

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Have you ever hit the snooze button just one more time dreading going to work? Maybe you have dreams of a job that is bigger and better – moving up the ladder. Then you need to read this blog.

Let’s be honest. Many of us are in jobs we wish we weren’t. I have been there and you have been there – maybe you are there now. That is why you need to consider a fully online degree in management.

Why you need a management degree

If you are ready to move up the corporate ladder to management, this degree prepares students for managerial careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations. If you are dreaming of a career half a world away, you can also take courses in international management and global managerial policy and strategy.

What does this mean for my earning potential?

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute, did research and released the Five Rules of the College and Career Game. Of the many things they learned, two rules are especially helpful when choosing a management degree:

  • More education is usually better. Median earnings increase with each additional level of educational attainment. The median earnings of a high school diploma holder are $36,000, while a BA holder makes $62,000, and a graduate degree holder earns $80,000, on average.
  • Earnings for majors such as business, biology and life sciences, and physical sciences can overtake earnings of social science majors at later ages.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of management occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 807,300 new jobs. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations.

Jobs to get with a management degree:

There are many opportunities for management degree jobs. According to All About Careers, there are many career options including:

  • Bank manager
  • Executive
  • Plant manager
  • General manager
  • Human resource manager

How can I get my management degree?

There are a number of great things about a management degree. Management degree courses include a solid foundation of courses in management then moving to courses focused on organizational behavior, organization theory, and even human resource management. You are busy. Maybe you work and have a family and don’t have time to drive to campus or take a lot of classes. Well, you can get your fully online management degree part time.

Related: Ask HR: Can a company require a college degree to advance to a management position?

Making your mark in the business world gives you pride and taking management degree courses can help you get there. You will learn tools to aid you in creating business goals and objectives, delegating responsibilities, and motivating your team of employees.

What skills will I learn in management degree courses?

Management degree courses are designed to prepare you for leadership. You will learn about planning and assigning tasks and allocating resources. You will also learn how to control the business by monitoring activities, outcomes, and how to make necessary corrections to make the business more efficient. Maybe you want to own your own business, that is why courses are also offered in entrepreneurship and financial accounting.

If you are ready to be excited to get out of bed in the morning for the management career you have always wanted, check out the fully online Management Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Your future looks bright in the world of business management.

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